reunion-towerReunion Tower is located in downtown Dallas and was built as an observation tower. It is the most recognizable landmark in Dallas and is a 561 feet tall. It is currently the 15th tallest Dallas building. Reunion Tower was designed by the architectural firm of Welton Becket & Associates and built in 1978. It boasts a viewing deck, restaurants and a bar, where you can see a 360 view of Dallas. The tower is located about 1000 feet from Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

History

Reunion Tower was completed in 1978 as part of an urban redevelopment project, along with the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion and Union Station. When it opened in 1978, it housed a radio station. KOAX-FM was owned at the time by Westinghouse Broadcasting and was “live twenty four hours from 500 feet above the city.” The station is no longer in the tower and is now known as KRLD-FM.

Reunion Tower has a restaurant level, which revolves around 360 degrees while visitors dine. It closed for a short time from November 2009 until October 2013 to be renovated. The observation deck reopened for the 35th anniversary of Reunion Tower.

The GeO-Deck

Enjoy a breathtaking 360 panoramic viewing experience from 470 feet above Dallas. The GeO-Deck in the Reunion Tower is cutting edge, with interactive touch screens, high-definition zoom cameras, telescopes and an observation deck which has both indoor and outdoor viewing areas. You can also have a free digital photo made on the deck. The GeO-Deck allows you to view Dallas for miles in every direction. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles.

Cloud Nine Cafe Dining

After taking in the amazing GeO-Deck views, you can enjoy casual food or drinks. The Cloud Nine Cafe has a revolving view. Cloud Nine Café offers a hot food menu on Saturday and Sunday, and light food and drinks on the GeO-Deck Monday – Friday. Extended hours may apply during summer and holiday weekends.

Five Sixty Fine Dining

This is the “orb” dining experience. Atop of the Reunion Tower, 560-feet glowing ball, you will find the Five Sixty fine dining restaurant. Upon ascending 50 stories, diners depart from the elevator at the center of the restaurant. From the moment guests enter, they are greeted by floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant, offering 360-degree views of Dallas as the room revolves.

The menu features Wolfgang Puck’s modern interpretations of Asian dishes. Guests can enjoy fine dining in the main room as well as a more casual experience at the restaurant’s two bars: a stylish rotating bar facing outwards so patrons can enjoy the view, and a stationary, ultra-contemporary illuminated glass bar as patrons enter the restaurant 560 feet above the ground. Wine aficionados can appreciate an extensive list of more than 400 labels plus nearly one dozen brands of sake plus by-the-glass selections.